BOBOVR Z4 VR headset can give a pretty tough fight to the Google Cardboard and taking into consideration the price point, I think the BOBOVR Z4 VR headset is a much better option.
The Google Cardboard as we all know is a simple Cardboard VR headset while the BOBOVR is a slightly better version with a sturdy construction. If you are looking a slightly better option to up your VR game then you can consider this VR headset.
Let’s discuss the features offered by this VR headset and if it is going to be better than the premium VR headsets.
What I liked about the VR headset
1. The headset was comfortable to wear and the build quality was pretty good as well. It was sturdy and the design and material are way better than the Google Cardboard. Considering the design of most of the VR headsets in the market, this one is pretty good and for the price point, it was a good buy.
2. The front lid opens up and you could insert your phone into the headset. I did find the entire process of inserting the phone into the VR headset procedure simple and the headset is compatible with most of the smartphones. You can check out the compatibility range here.
3. It does not have a magnetic trigger, something that is present in the Google cardboard even though it is a cardboard VR headset. You might have to use a gaming controller which is compatible with your phone for a better VR experience.
4. The VR headset is pretty okayish when it comes to built quality and I would not expect much from it but it is okay for small VR experiences, playing Google Cardboard compatible games and watching Youtube videos in VR or 360-degree videos.
5. The weight distribution of the VR headset is pretty good due to which you feel that the weight is distributed on your face evenly. The foam around the headset makes it pretty comfortable to wear for longer periods of time.
6. The VR headset comes with focal and IPD adjusters which really helps you focus the image and create the perfect VR experience. The most important aspect of a VR headset is that the VR experience has to be immersive and the focal adjusters help in adjusting the image inside the VR headset.
7. The VR headset has a lot of vents that helps in reducing the overheating issues that we usually see in VR headset. The headset is carefully designed to provide enough room to avoid unnecessary heating and giving you more play time.
8. It fits iPhone 7 and other iPhones making it perfect for both iPhone and Android users. You do not need to wear headphones while using this headset which is amazing as they have inbuilt headphones in them giving you the perfect audio experience in VR.
What I did not like about the VR headset
1. It does not have a magnetic trigger. I think they should include that in the newer version of the headset if they ever plan to release another one with improved features.
2. The VR headset has vents but that does not solve the overheating issues of the phone. You might want to keep a cooling pad at the back of the phone so that it can cool down and you can get a few more hours of gameplay.
3. Adding a few more dollars you can get Merge VR which is a much better headset or the Freefly Beyond VR which are premium VR headsets.
Games on the VR headset
There are plenty of free VR games that you can download them on your phone and play the games by placing your phone inside the VR headset. Most of the games that are VR compatible are free and you can play them without any issues.
You will need a Bluetooth controller in order to have a better gameplay experience and it would be better to invest in a good controller rather than the cheap $7 controllers that are available on Amazon.
Try investing in a Moga controller which cost around $17 because they work pretty well and last really long, unlike the cheap controllers where the functionality of the controller depends on your luck.
There are plenty of games that you could play with the VR headset and if you want a detailed list of them then do check out the posts on Free VR games for Android phones.
The BOBOVR is an average VR headset and it would be better if they included a magnetic trigger. The headset is comfortable and does not overheat your phone the way most of the Chinese VR headsets do, however, looking at the price of the headset in comparison to the other premium VR headset, I would suggest you give this one a pass.
Merge VR and Freefly VR are available at the same price and even cheaper on Amazon. These two headsets have better features and even magnetic triggers that you can use while playing games with the Google Cardboard compatible app.
Do check out the BOBOVR headset and let us know what you think in the comments below!
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